Procurement for Non-Procurement Officers (P4NP)


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the end-to-end procurement process.
  • Describe the risks and opportunities in procurement and identify the controls that are appropriate to manage the process.
  • Apply a variety of principles to simple and/or lower-value acquisitions to manage acquisitions both from existing contractual solutions and when no arrangements exist.


  • Introduction to the procurement cycle
  • Types of procurement
  • Procurement Case study (What could go wrong in the procurement process what the opportunities might be)
  • Overview of how the procurement process can deliver value for money
  • Risks and opportunities in the procurement process
  • The procurement process
    • Writing the specification
    • Understanding suppliers and the market
    • Developing a procurement plan
    • Managing the bid process
    • Evaluating offers and selecting the best offer
    • Making sure that we get what we paid for
  • A vendor’s list management
    • Steps to building a list
    • What information to document
  • Challenges that a procurement officer may encounter


Familiarity with administrative procedures.

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